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Whinlatter Winter Wonderland

Whinlatter is a thrill-seekers paradise in the summer but over winter it blossoms into a magical wonderland.  Perched at the top of the fell the snow can lay on Whinlatter when it doesn’t further down and visitors are delighted when the forest looks like a scene out of a fairy tale. A trip to Whinlatter […]

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Haunted Workington – Halloween Special

Halloween is just around the corner and author of Supernatural Cumbria, H. C. Ivison, points out that Workington is the most haunted town in Cumbria and gives us an insight to the ghosts that call the town home. Sitting across the mouth of the River Derwent, Workington occupies an ancient site that has gone through […]

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A Natural Talent – Keith Bartley

Now and again you’ll see something on social media that will make you stop your mindless scrolling and compels you to delve deeper. That’s what happened when I first came across the artwork of Keith Bartley. His wife Barbara had placed one of his pictures online and the colours, the quality of his work and […]

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Give your home a lift with Insta-blinds Cumbria

Insta-blinds Cumbria Like many of us, Gary Robinson has always wanted to work for himself.  Earlier this year he decided the time had come to put all his experience into a new venture supplying and installing blinds in domestic and commercial properties.   “I thought about doing this for a while,”  said Gary.  “I’ve been installing […]

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Editor’s Pick West Cumbria October – November

Editor’s Pick West Cumbria October – November The longer nights bring all sorts of strange folk creeping out and we feature one of our nations sporting heroes, a prank-playing magician, an epic skiing adventure and a miserable comedian. An Evening With Paul Gascoigne Whitehaven Golf Club 25 October A once in a lifetime opportunity to […]

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Ben Stokes – World Cup Wonder

Ben Stokes – World Cup Wonder Cricket may not be the number one sport in Cumbria but it has taken centre stage across the country this summer and local lad, Ben Stokes, has been right at its heart. Not many Cumbrians can lay claim to winning a World Cup but Ben’s dashing 84 in the […]

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Restoring the Glory with Greta Motor Body Works

Restoring the Glory with Greta Motor Body Works Ltd. Have you bought a classic car in need of a bit of restoration thinking it would make a great project? Has that project now spent the last few years sitting in a garage gathering dust? If you answered yes to both questions then maybe it’s time […]

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One small step for Carlisle – One Giant Fireshow

Photo credit Jonathan Becker The Carlisle Fireshow has developed into one of the biggest events of its kind in the UK. The free event attracts a 35,000 strong crowd and has been named in the Times Top 10 bonfire list.  It’s come a long way from the first fire show in 1987, which was organised […]

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Winter Droving – Celebration of Fire, Music and Mayhem

It’s hard to believe that the Winter Droving is only back for its 8th year because the event feels like it’s deeply rooted in some ancient tradition that stretches across generations.  The magical day of rural celebration returns to Penrith on Oct 26th but the two-day festival begins the night before in Pooley Bridge when […]

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Lest We Forget – Our Soldiers Remember

Photo courtesy of JamesHarris Remembrance services were emotionally charged last year as the nation commemorated 100 years since the end of the First World War. People proudly wore poppies, attended local services and thanked the sacrifice of fallen soldiers during the silence.  The outpouring of gratitude was heartfelt but most of us have never served […]

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